Rock with Me! Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago #Giveaway

Chicago is a great running town – especially in summer. We have tons of groups training for the Chicago Marathon and a bunch of awesome races. The Rock ‘n’ Roll series comes to Chicago every July for a 1/2 marathon, 5K and 10K. It’s an awesome course and always has great swag and kick-butt post race party. The only challenge is that on July 15 and 16 it can be pretty hot and steamy.  The folks at the Competitor Group offered me a free entry and one for a lucky reader, so read on!

This is the 9th year for the RnR half in Chicago and the 20th year for RnR series. They’re having a lot of fun celebrating the 20 year milestone with added swag and bling if you run the “Remix Challenge.” Run the 5K on Saturday and one of the longer races on Sunday and get an extra medal! If you’re into the bling, it’s a no brainer.

Me and Jeffrey L. and me and my former co-worker, Di. post race.

I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half in 2015 on a pretty balmy day. I got to meet Kristen and Finds’ fan (and fast runner) Jeff L. on race day. I ran a smart race and finished well despite the heat. My goal was to start and finish smiling. Here’s my recap. Spoiler alert – I did it!

View of the final mile of the RnR 5K from the Shedd Aquarium in 2015!

If you’re not from Chicago, check out some suggestions for how to Rock ‘n’ Run Chicago in 48 hours. These suggestions are good for your non-running companions, too!

As I mentioned, I have one comp entry to giveaway! With this entry, you can enter to run any of the three distances – 5K (July 15) or 10K / half marathon (July 16). Please note, this contest is for the race entry only. It doesn’t include lodging or transportation to Chicago. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Must be 18 years of age or older and the offer is void where prohibited. Giveaway ends 7/6/17. Winner will be notified on 7/7/17. Online registration must be completed by 7/9/17.

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Don’t want to wait? Get $15 off entry to the half marathon with code RUNWITHERICA and $10 off of the 10K with code RUNWITHERICA10. You can register here. You can also follow the Rock ‘n’ Roll series on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Please note: I was offered a free race entry and giveaway entry in exchange for this post. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.




  1. Kim Spaetti says:

    I would love your do this race! I’ve lived here about 10 years now and keep saying I want to sign up for it!

  2. Jenny says:

    I ran Rock n Roll St Louis last year. I am signed up for Chicago’s 10k! Still toying with adding the 5k in Saturday!

  3. this would be a great warmup for me for the SF Marathon , I would do the 1/2, and besides there is a cute guy that I would like to see in Chicago, what better way to see if you have chemistry then to have a guy wait for you at the finish line and see if you are still hot after running 13.1!! Doing 4 rock and rolls this year

  4. Don Ross says:

    I can’t pass up another opportunity to run with Erica!

  5. Jeffrey says:

    Thanks for the shout out! I’d love to enter this giveaway, but the boss (Amy) would kill me! Good luck in this year’s race!

  6. Kristen says:

    Thanks for the shoutout 😊
    Such a fun race. I would love to run again!

  7. Kimberly G says:

    RnR Chicago is one of my favorite races. I am sad I can’t come this year but hope to see you in October when I’m in town for the marathon!

  8. One year I bought a TourPass and I was able to run in 13 or 14 different states. Best purchase ever!

  9. Allison Capps says:

    I love rock and roll races! Hope I win!! it would be great to run another one, especially in a city I’ve never been to!

  10. Taylor Newlove-Chimes says:

    I’ve never done a Rock n Roll race! Have fun!

  11. Brandon Shltz says:

    I have ran multiple Rock and Roll races before and multiple Chicago marathons. This race combines a great race company with a great running city.

  12. Fred says:

    I ran my first half marathon last year, the Chicago Half, and would like to run my 2nd! I’ve heard great things about the Rock ‘n’ Roll half. I love music too!

  13. Kim says:

    I have run Chicago & Nashville RnR races and like doing them – just not the price LOL! I like Chicago’s because it’s close and Chicago is just a fun town!

  14. Olga says:

    I need to get back to running. I miss it.

  15. Katy says:

    I love the RnR series! They are such fun races. And I went to Chicago and ran when I was there for the first time and it was so flat and an amazing place to do a long run.

  16. Kate says:

    Even though it’s usually pretty hot and humid for this race, I still love running it! So col you’ll be back out there this year, good luck!

  17. Margaret Bussan says:

    I ran the 1/2 last year and would love to run it again.

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